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Main Street Cafe has holiday gifts Schoolcraft’s Main Street Cafe is now offering dozens of edible holiday gifts through Dec. 16. The cafe features specialty items that are prepared by the students and chefs from the college’s Culinary Arts program. Holiday shoppers can find such edible gift items as freshly baked holiday cookies, holiday theme flavored and decorated cupcakes, fudge samplers, charcuterie trays, savory gift baskets, and other specialty desserts and more. Gifts range from $1.75 to $48. Main Street Cafe is in the VisTaTech Center on the Livonia campus and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. In addition to the special holiday sale items, Main Street Cafe also provides delicious carry out food prepared by Schoolcraft College chefs and students, including full meals, side dishes, breads and desserts. On-site advising for students Many students at Schoolcraft College plan to transfer to a four-year institution, but their busy school and work schedules make it hard to visit the college or university they want to transfer to and meet with an academic advisor. However, a unique program enables students to meet with advisors from colleges and universities on the Schoolcraft College campus to get the information they need about the transfer process and requirements. According to Laurie Kattuah-Snyder, associate dean of advising and partnerships at Schoolcraft College, the on-site advising model that brings representatives from four-year institutions to Schoolcraft’s main campus in Livonia to meet with students is unique and is a real benefit for students interested in transferring. “The visits were slow for most of the colleges during the first couple of weeks of the fall term, but now it’s picked up as word has spread about this service," Kattuah-Snyder said. She said the colleges that had the most students visiting with them on campus included the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Dearborn and Eastern Michigan University. However, there were eight other colleges and universities that were part of the program this fall, and the program will continue in the winter term as well. “This is long overdue, and...

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